n African Entomology - Description of the larva and pupa of Ichnestoma stobbiai Holm 1992 (Scarabaeidae : Cetoniinae), a range-restricted species of conservation concern
|Article Title||Description of the larva and pupa of Ichnestoma stobbiai Holm 1992 (Scarabaeidae : Cetoniinae), a range-restricted species of conservation concern|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Author||C.M. Deschodt, C.H. Scholtz and U. Kryger|
|Publication Date||Mar 2009|
|Pages||43 - 50|
|Keyword(s)||Cetoniinae, Conservation, Ichnestoma stobbiai, Larvae, Pupae, Scarabaeidae and South Africa|
The Cetoniinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) genus Ichnestoma Gory & Percheron, 1833 currently comprises 13 described species and is endemic to South Africa. The species I. stobbiai Holm, 1992 is thought to occur in a very restricted area in and around Gauteng Province. Unlike most cetoniine larvae, the larvae of this species usually occur in dolomitic to cherty, well-drained soils. Here we briefly explain the conservation issues surrounding this species and describe its larvae and pupae.
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